River

River

You have bathed me
Soothed me
Drank my tears 
and carried me away
on your fierce current
You have given me
your frozen surface
so I might skate
in the moonlight 
Your magical
existence
changes colors
with the sun
From morning
golden pond
to shimmering
diamonds
as twilight
claims the day
~~~~~~~~~~~~
I am deep
like my sometimes
still waters
Beneath my surface
in its dark mystery
live creatures
you never see
and plants that 
need no light
from the sun
Replenished
by constant
heavy rains
I sometimes
swell to my limits
and crest
Breaking my banks
and then
I am not loved


Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Amaya is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and she has prompted us as follows:
Tonight, I challenge you to a two-part prompt.
Write a poem using apostrophe, and you can name your object/recipient, or choose to be more cryptic than declaring, “O Love…” for instance.
This part is optional, or you can skip the first part and just share this portion. Write a response from the perspective of your object/recipient, which will in essence also use apostrophe.


Word Prompts

Word of the Day - Twilight
Go Dog Go Cafe - River (Christine Ray's Daily writing Prompt)

Image by Pexels from Pixabay 

  29 comments for “River

  1. December 5, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    A very interesting take on this prompt!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2019 at 11:55 pm

      Thanks Dwight. I almost didn’t participate inn the prompt tonight but then it ‘flowed’ like a river 🤣

      • December 5, 2019 at 11:57 pm

        Amazing how that works. This is all new for me, so it was quite a challenge as well.

      • Christine Bolton
        December 6, 2019 at 12:03 am

        I just read yours and commented. It was great!

      • December 6, 2019 at 12:05 am

        Thank you!

  2. December 5, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    I like your descriptions of skating in the moonlight and how magical existence changes colors.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 5, 2019 at 11:56 pm

      Thank you so much Frank 🙂

  3. December 5, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    You did it so well.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 6, 2019 at 12:04 am

      Thank you so much Sadje. ☺️

      • December 6, 2019 at 2:13 am

        You’re welcome 😇

  4. December 6, 2019 at 3:07 am

    I enjoyed the two perspectives of the river, Christine, the romantic and the realistic. I love the idea of skating in the moonlight and the lines:
    ‘From morning
    golden pond
    to shimmering
    diamonds
    as twilight
    claims the day’
    and the way they contrast with the deep, still waters that hide a dark mystery. The final line is sad but true.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 6, 2019 at 9:29 am

      Thank you Kim.I really appreciate it. I love that I am always learning something at D’Verse 🙂

  5. December 6, 2019 at 5:17 am

    Gorgeous!!!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 6, 2019 at 9:31 am

      Thanks Mel🙂💕

  6. December 6, 2019 at 10:32 am

    You have bathed me, so ender and compassionate, moves deep in me.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 6, 2019 at 11:55 am

      Thank you very much Paul. I’m happy it resonated with you ☺️

  7. December 6, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Beauifully penned, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 7, 2019 at 12:32 am

      Thank you Beckie. You made my day! ☺️❤️

  8. Amaya Engleking
    December 6, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    I really like how your ending contrasted the usual joy in ‘my cup overfloweth’ type thinking and lets us consider the real danger in having too much of a good thing. Great, Christine, thanks for posting!

    • Christine Bolton
      December 6, 2019 at 11:54 pm

      Thanks Amaya. I enjoyed your prompt!

  9. December 7, 2019 at 3:10 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed this, wonderful work

    • Christine Bolton
      December 7, 2019 at 7:28 am

      Thank you so much! ☺️

  10. December 7, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Christine,
    I really like these lines,
    “I sometimes
    swell to my limits
    and crest
    Breaking my banks”
    This is when I love someone the most. When they show up real.

    • Christine Bolton
      December 7, 2019 at 11:25 pm

      Yes Ali, I agree. They have shown up for real and mean it ❤️
      Thank you for reading ☺️

      • December 7, 2019 at 11:30 pm

        You are welcome.

  11. December 8, 2019 at 4:32 am

    I do love the ending in particularly…. moving from loving to vile when it breaks its banks

    • Christine Bolton
      December 8, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      Yes, two sides of the same coin 🙂

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